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Control sideband generation for dual-recycled laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Barr, B. W. and Miyakawa, O. and Kawamura, S. and Ward, R. and Vass, S. and Strain, K. A. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2006) Control sideband generation for dual-recycled laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 23 (18). pp. 5661-5666. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/23/18/010.

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We present a discussion of the problems associated with generation of multiple control sidebands for length sensing and control of dual-recycled, cavity-enhanced Michelson interferometers and the motivation behind more complicated sideband generation methods. We focus on the Mach–Zehnder interferometer as a topological solution to the problem and present results from tests carried out at the Caltech 40 m prototype gravitational wave detector. The consequences for sensing and control for advanced interferometry are discussed, as are the implications for future interferometers such as Advanced LIGO.

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Additional Information:©2006 IOP Publishing Limited Received 19 June 2006, in final form 26 July 2006. Published 22 August 2006. Print publication: Issue 18 (21 September 2006) This work is supported by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the University of Glasgow in the UK and from the National Science Foundation cooperative agreement PHY0107417. This document has been assigned to LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P060022-02-Z. We thank the many members of the LIGO Laboratory, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and many valuable visitors to the 40 meter lab for their invaluable contributions.
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